Artwork Panel: 32.1cm x 128.7cm ≈ 12½" x 50¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41.1cm x 186.1cm ≈ 16¼" x 73¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.1cm ≈ 19¾"
Close up view of the flower artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This artwork features to egrets enjoying the final blooms of lotus flowers as Autumn arrives.
The Chinese title is 留得秋荷聽雨聲 (Liú dé qiū hé tīng yǔ shēng) which is based on part of an old sad Chinese poem about the lotus in Autumn. The artist changed the words slightly to make it uplifting. It reads, "Linger in the Autumn season and listen to the rain".
The characters following the title, 辛卯年 建秋, indicate the year painted (2011) and the artist's signature.
This painting has a simple muted background style but incorporates a lot of detail in the foreground subject of the artwork. This is a style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.
This artwork is completely hand-painted and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in my workshop.
The artist's name is (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.